Novel electrode structure for DMFC operated with liquid methanol

Z.-G. Shao, M. Li, H. Zhang, W.-F. Lin, F. Zhu, P.A. Christensen

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Abstract

Novel electrode structures for the direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) based on Ti mesh are reported. A new anode with a hydrophilic structure prepared by coating Pt-Ru catalyst on Ti mesh using thermal decomposition showed a performance comparable to that of the conventional porous carbon-based structure one in DMFC, whilst a cathode with the same structure showed a poor performance. When a porous structure based on Ti mesh pre-coated with carbon was used as the cathode structure, the performance increased significantly to reach that of conventional carbon paper-based cathode.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2006

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